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Army, Marines cancel Tuition Assistance programs

Discussion in 'Military' started by RyanLikesTacos, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    RyanLikesTacos

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    Little late but no one has mentioned it. Saw that Army and Marines have canceled there TA programs due to sequestration. The Navy and Air Force are still assessing what their plans are.

    With rising Tricare premiums, base facilities closing, and now TA being yanked, the "incentives" to serve through continual deployments are becoming even more scarce.

    Sorry to hear, fellas. Hope this doesn't slow things down for you at school too much. I know I relied on mine TA to get me through college. A real slap in the face if you ask me.

    http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=119478
     
  2. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:34 PM
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    Heard today that the coast guard is also canceling it until the conclusion of the sequestration.
     
  3. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    Sorry to hear this news.... :(
     
  4. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    I was procrastinating to put in my TA Form too... should have done it sooner.. :'(
     
  5. Mar 11, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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    As far as I know the Navy has cancelled their's as well?
     
  6. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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    bellassaiw10

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    kinda sucks... guess ill go back to student loans
     
  7. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    It's kind of a bummer that the military looks to save money by taking education away from it's members.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:30 PM
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    sad......... really sad.
     
  9. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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  10. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    Most of my friends that joined the military did it mainly for the tuition assistance. That's absolutely b.s!
     
  11. Mar 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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    Well if anybody is affected by this: Check out https://www.coursera.org/ You can take full courses for free. Unfortunately they don't earn college credit, but the courses are run by premiere colleges from around the world. Once you've sucked in all the knowledge you can take CLEP, DSST, or Excelsior exams apply it to your degree.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
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    This sucks and honestly the budget is easy to balance get rid of all the crap that is not needed in it
     
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    Lol just got it and its since effective yesterday? Double dick slap.
     
  17. Mar 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM
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    Its the government...what did you expect? :laugh:
     
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    I found out this morning that the air force fell in line with the cuts. They still expect us to go to school and further our education though. Tell me how that works.
     
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  20. Mar 12, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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    yup, the TA and GI bill were the only reason I was in the Airforce
     
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